Paris & Provence Discovery

Get lost in both the lilac lavender fields of Provence and the enduring beauty of “The City of Love.”
After two days in Paris, this French journey enables you to head south to the rolling vineyards, pastel lavender fields, and architectural gems of Provence. Start off by visiting a variety of villages from the Middle Ages, from Les Baux de Provence with its imposing castle ruins, to the city of Avignon, which boasts the biggest gothic palace in Europe. After sampling sumptuous wines of the region, your final day will be spent in the sunny squares and broad tree-lined avenues of Aix-en-Provence. Here you’ll experience a walking tour allowing you to taste the tantalizing treats of the region!
7 Days from $2179/person CAD
Family
Food & Wine
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Private

TRAVEL YOUR WAY, ON YOUR OWN TERMS!

Accommodation
Choose from a range of places to stay, from premium four to luxury five-star hotels, beautiful villas, and charming boutique properties.
Experiences
Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see to the off-the-beaten-track, on a small-group tour or with a private driver and guide.
Flexibility
Travel whenever you want and escape the tour bus crowds! With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can travel whenever you want, on your own terms.
Expertise
With in-country knowledge, we are specialists in creating unique experiences, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners.

Primary Location

Paris & Provence, France

Departures

Available every Friday all year (other start dates are on request)

Included:

  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Wine and Cheese Workshop in Paris
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Half-Day Small-Group Guided Walking Tour of Paris with the Louvre Museum
  • Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Louvre Museum
  • Transfer to the station of Paris and from the station of Aix-en-Provence to hotel
  • High-Speed Train from Paris to Aix-en-Provence
  • Small-Group Guided Tour of Provence Region with Wine Tasting
  • Small-Group Guided Walking Tour of Aix-en-Provence

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

Speak to one of our Travel Specialists to begin planning a trip to France!

  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • With many accommodations and touring options in France, we can mix and match different hotel and activity options to your liking!

Custom Itinerary

This pre-designed itinerary can be booked as is or our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your tastes. We can arrange an itinerary around your budget, interests, dates, and special requests.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PARIS!

Welcome to Paris! After your arrival at the airport, make your own way to your hotel and then enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure. An optional private transfer is available. Overnight in Paris.

Accommodation at the Hotel Le Littre, Paris, or similar

DAY 2: THE BEST OF PARIS, LOUVRE MUSEUM & RIVER CRUISE

After breakfast, you'll meet your guide to experience the best of Paris. From there your guide will take you to the site of Notre Dame explaining its fascinating 850 years of history, secrets and mysteries. See how this historic structure still stands proud after the recent fire and discover what the future holds for this magnificent building.

The walking tour continues in the picturesque lanes of the Île de la Cite and Latin Quarter, where you'll see iconic buildings, like the Conciergerie, and learn about some of the historic personalities that strolled these streets before you. Visit the impressive Church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois built in the 13th century. Arriving at the crowded entrance to the Louvre, you'll skip the entrance lines and head straight inside for a full Louvre tour with your expert guide, including all the highlights of the world-famous collection.

At the end of the walking tour, you will board a Seine River Cruise to enjoy a relaxing ride and enjoy the city from the water.

Accommodation at the Hotel Le Littre, Paris, or similar

DAY 3: WINE & CHEESE WORKSHOP

Today, join a small group workshop to explore the world of French cheese and wine as we taste our way around France. We'll start the workshop with a visit to the historic Ile Saint Louis just minutes from the school, where our favourite local ‘fromager affineur’ awaits. There, your chef will help you navigate a classic Fromagerie in France and you'll select some fantastic cheeses to enjoy with wine back at the school.

You will learn all about, the history of cheese-and wine-making of the different regions of France, the importance of French food labels and how to understand them, tasting and serving tips for a variety of wines and cheeses, and the wonderful world of cheese and wine pairings, and what to look for when pairing them with other foods. Naturally, your Fromage adventure will be accompanied by wines from various regions in France. We wouldn't dream of having a Fromage and Wine experience without fresh baguettes, so expect plenty of accompaniments from our favourite local boulangerie.

After the workshop, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Paris.

Accommodation at the Hotel Le Littre, Paris, or similar

DAY 4: PARIS TO PROVENCE

Transfer to the railway station to board your high-speed train from Paris to Aix-en-Provence. Upon arrival, transfer from the station to your hotel. Overnight in Aix-en-Provence.

Accommodation at the La Maison d'Aix - Boutique Hotel & Spa, Aix-en-Provence, or similar

DAY 5: THE BEST OF PROVENCE

Today, discover the best of the Provence Region. Start from the exceptional village of Les Baux de Provence. Discover the Pont du Gard, a fascinating Unesco World Heritage Site, today the best-preserved part of the aqueduct of Nîmes. The Roman architects and hydraulic engineers who designed this bridge, which stands almost 50 m high and is on three levels – the longest measuring 275 m – created a technical as well as an artistic masterpiece.

Continue to Avignon, the city of the Popes in the 14th century: the medieval walls, the Pont d’Avignon on the Rhone river and the Popes’ Palace, the biggest gothic palace in all Europe (entrance fees are not included). The day continues with Châteauneuf-du-Pape, surrounded by the very famous vineyards. You will enjoy a wine-tasting in one of these enchanting domains. Overnight in Aix-en-Provence.

Accommodation at the La Maison d'Aix - Boutique Hotel & Spa, Aix-en-Provence, or similar

DAY 6: AIX-EN-PROVENCE

After breakfast, meet your guide for a visit to the city of Aix. Aix-en-Provence is a vibrant, lively town with a university founded during the golden era of 600 years ago, and has all you would expect in a Provencal town - sunny squares filled with cafes, broad avenues lined with plane trees, and a substantial historical centre lined with boutiques and attractive houses and more cafes. Start with a “gourmet walking” in the historical centre of Aix-en-Provence.

You will discover this charming Provencal town and also please yourself with the diversified scents and flavours of our region. Let your senses be amazed by the colours and the smells of several local products, be tempted by some Calisson, the sweetest candy of all time created in Aix-en-Provence, appreciate a toast of green or black tapenade, taste a piece of cheese or a glass of wine from one of the local wine appellations. Overnight in Aix-en-Provence.

Accommodation at the La Maison d'Aix - Boutique Hotel & Spa, Aix-en-Provence, or similar

DAY 7: PROVENCE DEPARTURE

After breakfast, make your own way to the airport or train station for your departing flight or train for your onward journey. An optional private transfer is available. Au revoir!


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